Plastic Bag Kite – Finding Joy in the Simple Things

“The most simple things can bring the most happiness.”

Izabella Scorupco

True indeed. A plastic bag and a string are all you need to make the kids happily run around. On top of that, they learnt about the two important things when it comes to flying a kite, which are gravity and lift (the wind blows).

On your mark, get set, GO!

If I don’t run, will it fly?

Trying to solve a problem of a tangled string

That is really a nice balloony kite you got there!


Plastic bag kite – tried and tested! How about you?

Guess what we are making?

It’s Ocean week and guess what we are making?

A jellyfish in a bottle!
You only need:
  • Recycled plastic grocery bag
  • Thread or strings
  • Recycled plastic water bottle
  • Water and a few drops of blue food colouring
  • Scissors

And here’s how to do it:

  1. Cut the handles off the plastic bag so that you have a plain square of plastic.
  2. Now tie a section off with the string to make the jellyfish’s head.  
  3. Cut the remainder into strips for the jellyfish’s tentacles.
  4. Push the jellyfish into the empty bottle.
  5. Fill the bottle with water, add a few drops of blue food colouring.
  6. Squeeze the bottle or tip it upside down to make the jellyfish swim up and down inside the bottle.
Easy peasy! It’s science, it’s craft time and it’s fun! Try it! 😉